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yseoyu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 24, 2012 8:00 AM

i want to use my apple id in mac app store without associating my credit card. i read it somewhere that i could buy free apps with non-credit card associated id's. but when i tried, it kept asking me to enter credit card number. so can i use app store without credit card?

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,160 points)
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    Feb 24, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to yseoyu)

    Click Account right side of the App Store wnidow then sign in.

     

    Then click Edit to the right of Paymen Type.

     

    Select None then click Done.

     

     

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  • RalphJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:15 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)

    If only it were that simple. Many of us have no "none" available.

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    Since the guy on the other discussion clearly had no desire to help anyone, I thought I'd ask here instead... can anyone help with this?

  • ADHMaury2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:48 PM (in response to RalphJ)

    I'm having the SAME problem. I opened an account for myself earlier on my own iphone and it had the "NONE" option available at that time, so I was able to use it. Now I've got my granddaughter a new iphone and am trying to open her an account, and the "NONE" option is not available. If anyone knows why this is, please HELP!

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to ADHMaury2009)

    Creating an iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store account without a credit card

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • RalphJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to Dah•veed)

    Talking to Apple really feels like slamming your head against a brick wall sometimes.

     

    We've all seen that support topic. It tells us to click the "none" button. The only problem, as stated in the text of my post and illustrated in the screeshot, is that the "none" option IS NOT THERE.

     

    I appreciate you trying to help, and I'm glad you aren't just telling us we're all liars like the guy on the other thread, but please could you try to understand the problem we are having and try to address it? The problem is that the link stated only talks about creating a new ID. if we try to download a free app using an existing ID there is (for at least some of us) no "none" option.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to RalphJ)

    1. Apple is not here. This is a user to user forum. The folks who respond to questions here are users of Apple products.

    2. My comment was not directed to you, it was directed to ADHMaury2009, who appears to be still in the process of creating an iTunes account and who may be able to use the information in the KB article.

    3. This is not your thread, you did not even start the thread. You do not get to dictate the assistance that other users offer to folks here in the ASC. So stop acting the fool.

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  • RalphJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    What? So when an apple user goes to the apple website and clicks on "support" to try to get support from apple they get directed to a site that doesn't even have any apple staff on it where they can get bum advice and insults from other apple users? What the **** is that all about?

  • RalphJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 11:43 AM (in response to RalphJ)

    And why on earth does h-e-l-l get changed to "****" to make it look like i said **** when I deliberately chose not to swear?

  • tomtheman Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to yseoyu)

    Simple.

     

    Find any free app and click "free" as if to download it. It will then prompt you to sign in, just choose sign up. After you fill out the prompts, the "NONE" option will be available under payment method.

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    P.S. This method should work for any Store.

  • RalphJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to ADHMaury2009)

    ADHMaury2009 wrote:

     

    ... and the "NONE" option is not available. If anyone knows why this is, please HELP!

     

    I don't know why the "NONE" option is not available, but according to Apple Support there is no way to make it available for an existing id, your only option is to create a new id, or hand over your credit card details.

     

    See https://discussions.apple.com/message/17708842#17708842

  • Joseph4u Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to RalphJ)

    Hi,

     

    I have tried both , With & without an existing apple ID , And the is no "None" option , And I am really got mad about this..

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to Joseph4u)

    I have tried both , With & without an existing apple ID , And the is no "None" option.

    You did not follow Apple's instructions in my above link regarding creating an account without a credit card when you created a new Apple ID or there would have been a None option.

    '09 Mac mini, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS (5.0.1) Mac fanboi since 1984!
  • Big Baby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 4:12 PM (in response to yseoyu)

    Agreed - the none option is gone.  Very frustrating.

  • strwbrryazwy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Big Baby)

    I was as frustrated as you guys. however, i retried the "create new Apple ID" method as how the support said and it had the "none' option. again

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